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Flax Council of Canada Announces GRAS Status Determined for Flax in U.S.
Date:3/20/2009

WINNIPEG, Manitoba, March 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The Flax Council of Canada announced that a panel of experts determined in January 2009 that whole and milled flax seed be given Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) status. Expected within six months is a letter of "no objection", finalizing GRAS status for flax by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Gaining this status expands opportunities for flax use by food manufacturers worldwide.

Increasingly, to be accepted in the mass food industry in the U.S., a 'new' food ingredient needs to be shown to be GRAS, or free of harmful toxins or unsafe side effects. In addition, the FDA will not consider an ingredient for a health claim (substantiated or qualified) if the ingredient has not been demonstrated to be GRAS.

"This ruling marks an important turning point for the flax industry," said Barry Hall, President of the Flax Council of Canada. "Now that GRAS has been established, we hope to develop health claims for flax."

Although flax has long been recognized by several U.S. government agencies, including the U.S. Institute of Medicine and the National Institute of Health (NIH), as an appropriate source of omega-3 fatty acid, FDA 'official' approval of GRAS status of flax has proven elusive due to a lack of a comprehensive safety and toxicological assessment of flax. The industry simply did not have the resources necessary to compile the literature and submit a dossier to the FDA - until recently, and possible only through the support of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC).

Since 2004, Flax Canada 2015 has led the process to develop a data package to submit to the expert panel to obtain GRAS status for flax. Supported work included compilation and assessment of safety and toxicological data and human clinical research outcomes specific to food safety. The package was reviewed and approved by a four person team of Scientific Experts
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